Hummus’ main ingredient are chickpeas which are abundant in proteins and B vitamins. This nutritious and healthy dip is easy to prepare and is very tasty as well. It is a rich source of fiber, which keeps you full longer, strengthens your immune system and cleanses your gut .
Chickpeas have a sweet and nutty flavor, therefore, they are a great addition to every salad. They are versatile and can be added into soups, baked foods, made into humus and can be enjoyed in many ways, knowing that you eating a healthy, nutritious snack.
Chickpeas have a lower starch content as compared to the other bean family members, therefore, they are an ideal diet food. You can buy them in cans or jars, and you just have to make sure they are not soaked in oil. But, if you want to make sure you are eating high quality product, you can buy dried chickpeas and boil them yourself.
Hummus May Reduce Cancer Risk by 50% for Colon, Breast, and Prostate Cancer:
How can hummus reduce your cancer risk by 50%? This is from the chickpeas and sesame seeds, the main ingredients of hummus.
Chickpeas (and other legumes) have unique compounds, that are recently discovered to drastically slow the growth of both breast and prostate cancer cells in vitro, and also destroys 64% of precancerous colon growths in mice. These health benefits are also applicable to humans.
Large population studies reported that people who consumed the most legumes have 32% less risk of cancer in general, including 45% less prostate cancer and 57% less colon.
For breast cancer, sesame and chickpeas provide a special bonus: they are both superfood sources of cancer-fighting lignans. You need at least 5mg daily of lignans to reduce cancer risk, and most Western adults get only 1 mg. But just 1 100 gram serving of hummus provides an impressive 35 mg of lignans.
In current studies, women consuming the most lignans had at least 50% less breast cancer, while breast cancer patients consuming the most lignans, had a 71% reduced risk of dying.
Hummus may truly be a superfood for these 3 major cancers, and should be considered as part of a healthy diet centered on fruits, vegetables, and whole foods.
How to Prepare Hummus at Home:
Hummus is easy to make at home, and it is very easy and quick to prepare as well. Just make sure you are buying organic chickpeas.
2 cups Canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1/3 cup Tahini
1/4 cup Lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
Pinch of salt
1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor, then blend until smooth.
2. You can use on sandwiches, wraps, or as a tasty dip.
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